Indian Passport Renewal or Re-issue Documents list

Indian Passport Renewal, Re-issue–Required Documents, Process. NO Need for Agent.

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar1049 Comments

Many of us have lot of questions regarding Indian passport renewal or re-issue (it is called re-issue by passport seva kendra due to the subtle difference, read note below) like below. Also, we have another experience from our reader, A G Bhat,  in Bangalore. Thanks to him for sharing his experience.

  • Do I need Police verification letter for renewal or re-issue ?
  • Do I need  to get an affidavit from notary
  • Do I need to get a letter from someone like SP, District Collector, Military Officer
  • Would I need an agent for renewal ? I don’t know the process

So many other questions…In fact, I had the same set of questions. Recently, I had my passport renewed/ re-issued at Hyderabad Passport office without using any agent. Let me share my experience and some insights.

Note: “Renewal and Re-issue are used interchangeably in the article. There is subtle difference. The term renewal is used, if you have a passport with Short Validity Passport (SVP) and you are applying for extending the same. In that case, you will still be getting a new book. Unlike, Re-issue relates to exhaustion of pages, passport reaching the end of 10 year validity. The below experience is for Re-issue, but I have used to the terms interchangeably”

Background :  My passport is set to expire in under 6 months and I have renewed the passport before expiry.  Set of documents may vary , if expired passport…nevertheless, the process should not change.

Step by Step Process for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue:

1.       Register Online at Passport Seva Website   :

  • The very first step is to register yourself with the Passport Website. All you need to do is go to Passport Seva Website and click on ” New User Register”.   You need to select the passport office as per your current residential address and register. You need to enter basic details like Name, date of birth, login ID, password, hint question,  and register.
  • The second thing is to activate your account using the email you get and login.
  • After you login, you will see an option called “Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport”.  Click on that and enter details.

2.     Fill  Application – What do you need ? 

You will be presented with two options to fill out application form, the online system will show as Alternative 1 and Alternative 2 . It does not matter what you use, both work the same.

  • Alternative 1  : Using PDF form, that can be downloaded and filled offline.
  • Alternative 2 : Using Online form that you can fill it then and there itself.

The recommended option is to use the Alternative 1 with PDF form as some details may not be readily available with us and we have to save info, etc. I also prefer the PDF form option as it is very detailed and clear. Either case, it is the same. You will need the below details to complete the form.

  • Your current address details.
  • if you are changing any details like adding Spouse info, their info as per document
  • Most important, you will need two local reference details : Full Name, Address, Phone Number ( mobile and landline is optional ). These are the reference people that you know in the village/ city/town around your area. This is for police verification, if required.

If you are using the PDF form option, you will need to enter the city/ village you are in and then hit validate and Save, it will ask you to save a file (XML file) and give it a name. You need to upload that file in the section where you just downloaded the PDF form. All the details will be automatically created, you need to verify before saving as you cannot change the details after this step. Of course, you can change them when you are at passport office, if anything wrong.

3.  Pay and Book a Slot or Walk –in, Print Application Receipt :

Once your application is created, next step is to check for available slots and then pay for it.  There is an option on the website home page to check the slots as well.  Anyways, once your application is submitted. you need to select it, for that see below.

  • You will have an option on the left saying ” View Saved / Submitted Applications “.  Select the application by clicking on radio button. Then you will show options with links to them. You need to click on Pay and Schedule Appointment. 
  • This will give option for payment, either online or pay with challan. Usually, it is easy to do it online way. Selected Online Payment
  • Then you will have option to select the Passport Service Kendra and the time slot. It will show the available time slots options.
  • You can select the same and then you will go for payment page. Where you can select your payment option. I used NetBanking and it was seamless.

If you are eligible for walk-in, you can cancel the appointment and then carry that cancellation page, along with the payment receipt page, you will be allowed to walk-in directly during the respective hours.

Once payment is complete, you will have to print the application receipt and carry that with you on the appointment day. It will have a bar code as well, ensure that is clearly printed and it has the payment confirmation info on it. If you find something wrong in the details, make a note, then you can tell the same at passport service kendra.

4.     How to identify the list of  documents  for Passport Re-issue or Renewal :

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on Document Advisor for renewal / re-issue , you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need.  These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport seva Kendra says the same.  You do NOT require additional documents.  Do NOT listen to others.

List of documents you need to carry for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue

  •  You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.
  • Original Old Passport that is expiring or expired
  • Same Address as in your Old Passport :
    • You do NOT need anything other than photo copy of your passport first page, last page and the page with ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
    • You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.
  • Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address
    • Just like above,  first, last and ECNR page photo copy with self attestation
    • Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.
      • Any one of the  Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills –  You need at least for 2 months  of which one should be of current year and other should be of previous year.
      • Proof of gas connection.
      • Ration Card with address .
      • Bank Statement  for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with address on it.
      • Any of the cards like Adhar card, Voter ID, etc.
  • Add Spouse Name, Change :
    • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate. It is required. You need a photo copy that needs to be self attested.
    • If you plan to change any details like names, etc, you need to carry original with photo copy signed by you.

There are other set of documents that you can get off the website. The above are very common ones.

 4.  When to go to Passport Seva Kendra 

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat.  If you are eligible for walk in, you can do that.  All the details about process in  PSK will be described in next article, see below.

Do I need a Passport Agent  ?  What value do they add ?

Well, first thing that comes to our mind is do I need an agent to get my passport renewed.  Honestly, it is not required. Things have changed quite a bit and the process has been streamlined. You do NOT need an agent.  There are many stories that agent might say to you like I will get you slot, etc…but, the fact is that you do NOT need an agent. It is more regulated now, there is nothing that an agent can do. If you are not a literate and need help with filling up online, then you may seek them…I guess you do not need that, you are already reading this article on web 🙂

Check out the next article,  exact Process at a Passport Seva Kendra and some key pointers .

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Passport Re-issue Experience at Mumbai – January 2017 

Thanks to Mrinal Agrawal for sharing the experience

Had my Indian Passport renewal today in Mumbai(Andheri PSK) as my passport was expiring within 1yr. Got appointment for 9.15AM IST and was asked to report at 9am. (Under Regular processing) . Process was very smooth and straightforward and I was complete in 1hr time (primarily due to preparation and early slot).

Passport Re-issue Process:
1. I had actually downloaded the PDF first and filled it and kept so that any trials errors needed were done on that.
2. I was having minor difficulty uploading it probably because i renamed etc. However I used the filled PDF as entry for Online application (Which also can be saved and filled over multiple attempts like for any college /visa application).
3. The form was submitted.
4. I have just moved back from US so I wrote my current Indian address which was also in my Aadhaar card . Mentioned US address for previous in last 1yr stay without state or county.
5. I had even uploaded PDF copy of all documents though not sure if it was any help today.
6. Paid online and booked appointment,

Documents Required On Passport Appoint Day :
1. Originals: Passport(old), Aadhaar (both top and bottom part: for Address proof and ECNR), 10th Marks card (for ECNR)
2. Copy of first 2 pages, last 2 pages and Page number 2 of passport which would either not mention anything or ECR. ( I had not taken page 2 and was asked to take photocopy at Passport Seva Kendra)
3. Copy of 10th marks card and Aadhar both top and bottom part. ( Had not taken copy of top part and had to take at PSK.)

Process at PSK for Passport Re-issue :

At the PSK try to reach early for your reporting time. The entry is not based on sequence number assigned but based on your arrival for your reporting time.

Once you enter, the originals, photocopy and application receipt are checked once and after all documents are confirmed you are asked to wait till they generate token number. After token number is generated you are asked to go inside and wait for 1st step in A counter.

At the A counter documents are scanned, photo taken, biometrics verified and signatures taken. Also they check if you want to enroll in Mobile Seva(Sms updates for Rs 40). If yes you pay in cash exact amount. Once done you are asked to goto B counter.
At B Verification Officer (VO) validates the entries again and puts his ticks & sign in the application.
Once B is complete, one proceeds to C counter for Granting Officers approval who again verifies documents and stamps both the old passport ( Cancel & returned) and approval stamp for application,

Once that is done you are asked to proceed to exit counter where you are given acknowledgement receipt and asked to fill feedback form.

The acknowledgement ideally mentions your passport approved post police verification.

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Passport Renewal Experience  at Bangalore – August 2016 

Thanks to A G Bhat for sharing his experience of Passport Renewal in Bengaluru.

My passport had expired three months back. I read the articles in this site and understood the procedure to be followed. After understanding the same clearly, I applied online and selected the slot at Bengaluru (Lalbhag) PSK. I applied on a Saturday and slot was available for very next Monday. However, I opted for a slot on Wednesday which I got. So there was no necessity for me to cancel the same and go for “walk in”. On Wednesday, my time was at 10.45 AM and I went there exactly at 10.30AM.

The process at PSK was exactly the same the Hyderabad PSK explained in this site. Courteous people, proper guidance at every stage, no confusion at all and no hassles. After successfully finishing the entire process I came out from PSK at 11.15AM, in just 30 minutes for whole process. I gave my feedback as “Excellent” for the service but I feel that this is too less a grade. World class experience indeed. Thanks to the vision of the External Affairs Department of Govt of India. And my thanks to all concerned, from Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister to TCS and every one in the PSK.

Along with my wife also had applied for re issue of her Passport. We both selected the same slot and went inside together and we both came out together. She could not believe that such things can happen in our country.

 

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Comments ( 1,049 )

  1. madhushyam

    Am from Karnataka , for police verification they asking residence certificate its take nearly 7 days, this is required for police verification? I gived panchayath verification for residence and adhar, voter id , ration card .

  2. TALI GULZAR AHMAD

    My passport will expire in another 22 days, i want to renew it in where J&K. I am currently staying on temporary basis. But I dont have any current residence proof in J&K. My original address proof is from Chandpora Harwan Srinagar, old passport also has the same address from Chandpora Harwan Srinagar only… Can I renew it in the nearest PSK in J&K by using old & same address proof from Chandpora Harwan Srinagar …..? Please guide me….

  3. TALI GULZAR AHMAD

    My passport will expire in another 22 days i want to renew it in srinagar where I am currently staying on temporary basis. But I dont have any current residence proof in SRINAGAR. My original address proof is from CHANDPORA HARWAN , old passport also has the same address from CHANDPORA HARWAN only… Can I renew it in the nearest PSK in SRINAGAR KASHMIR by using old & same address proof from CHANDPORA HARWAN …… Please guide me….

  4. Rajendra

    My passport will expire in another 6 months, i want to renew it in Delhi where I am currently staying on temporary basis. But I dont have any current residence proof in Delhi. My original address proof is from Maharashtra state, old passport also has the same address from Maharashtra state only… Can I renew it in the nearest PSK in Delhi by using old & same address proof from Maharashtra state…..? Please guide me….

  5. Rajendra....

    My passport will expire in another 6 months, i want to renew it in Delhi where I am currently staying on temporary basis. But I dont have any current residence proof in Delhi. My original address proof is from Maharashtra state, old passport also has the same address from Maharashtra state only… Can I renew it in the nearest PSK in Delhi by using old & same address proof from Maharashtra state…..? Please guide me….

  6. vikas singh

    Hi,

    i was travelling back to india from USA for about 3 weeks, unfortunately some how my passport got wet(probably due to water leak), all the information is readable but on delhi airport my passport was not electronically readable. He mentioned that while returning back to US this could be a problem. At the back of front page there are some damages like on 30% photo is not fully recognizable.

    I am thinking of applying for reissue of new passport but i fear whether i will get it withing 2-3 weeks. As i have return flight on 29th jan.
    I went to local passport office but there was total chaos, i met a deputy passport officer and he suggested to apply for re issue but he was not sure about how much time it will take(as according to him process involve the police verification).

    Considering the time limitation that i have what are the options?
    My F1 student VISA is fully recognizable there is no damage to it.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      vikas,
      You can try for Tatkaal option. Usually, when you apply at any PSK using online process, even regular application, the overall process will be quite fast and should not take over 10 working days. You have enough time, including police verification. Act fast, you will be fine. It is a bigger problem, if you run into issues at US port of entry. You should never carry a damaged passport.

      1. Vikas singh

        Kumar,

        Thanks for your reply.

        I will try my best to get a new passport asap. Can I avoid police verification as I already had passport?

        Will my visa on old(damaged)passport be valid?

  7. Hardeep singh

    Hai I’m Hardeep Singh I’m living in Australia Perth I had Indian passport which one was stolen last 2 weeks agoo I already apply new one but I had booked my airticket before anyone tell me how long time it gonna take for reissue plz

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      You need to check with the High Commission, where you applied, they will tell you the actual processing time as it can vary by country.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Fareh,
      Birth certificate is compulsory. They may ask for Aadhar card, if you have it carry it. You can call the customer service to clarify. You will need apply as single parent, it should be fine as long as you have divorce papers and all in place.

  8. Udita

    Renewed my Indian passport (as it was 8 months to expiry date) in India (Delhi) via Tatkal mode

    I currently live in the UK but hold an Indian passport

    Documents submitted:
    * Old passport
    * ID proof (Voter ID)
    * Address proof (Aadhar card) – my permanent address in India had changed
    * Class 12 marksheet and pass certificate (for ECNR)
    * Annexure F
    * 1 photocopy of everything (I carried 2 copies, needed only 1)

    Process:

    I applied for Tatkal passport on 20 Dec
    My new passport arrived by Speed post on 22 Dec

    (The following is for those whose permanent address in India has changed)

    Police came to verify at home on 23 Dec (asked questions about where I live etc – I told them I live in the UK and have come to India on holiday)
    He made me handwrite and sign a letter stating where I live and what I do in the UK and the dates of my last 2 visits to India. I also put my current permanent address and signed it.

    I got my police verification is clear confirmation on 29 Dec

  9. Karthik Kondaveeti

    Hi, This is nice piece of information. I have a doubt, recently I have changed my address and hence I have had my Aadhar card with correct address (Revised one). But the revised one is available as a soft copy (PDF) only. I didn’t receive the hard copy. And moreover, Aadhar is the only document that shows the correct address proof as of now.

    Now I wanted to do renewal of my passport. Is the printout of revised Aadhar card is sufficient for them? or Do they need original hard copy ?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Karthik,
      You may check with customer service. I am not sure, if you can request it online for a physical hard copy. It is recommended to carry additional address proof like rental agreement or Bank passbook with your photo.

  10. Sekar

    Hi,

    These are great details. I have a question though. My passport is about to expire in 6 months and I am a NRI. I have plans to go to India for a week in month of March. Assuming, I have gone through all the above process successfully online and booking an appointment on a day in a week I planned to travel and successfully getting the appointment done, will the reissued passport shipped to my indian address with no issues, eventhough i wont be there physically? How much time will it take to get the passport if applied through tatkal and does my physical presence required for police verification?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Sekar,
      Well, some do it that way and get it successfully. But, technically it would be best to apply in the country you live at the high commission close to you. There may or may not be police verification, it is up to the discretion of the passport officer. Tatkaal takes a week, but lately, normal processing is also taking same amount of time and quite fast. You will need to be there physically to pick up passport as it arrives as registered passport.

  11. Devesh

    Hello,
    I have a valid passport (originally issued at NOIDA address).

    My wife’s passport expired in July 2014 (originally issued at Haridwar address) is to be re-issued.
    My father’s passport expired in Nov 2016 (originally issued at Lucknow address) is to be re-issued.
    My 8 year old son’s passport to be issued first time (fresh passport).

    We all have valid AADHAAR card for the current address in Ghaziabad.

    Please guide me for each case above.
    Thanks

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Devesh,
      All of these can be applied at any nearest PSK to where you live. You will need current address proof and carry your old passports. For your kid, you will need to have your spouse name endorsed on either of you or your spouse passport.

      1. Devesh

        Hi Kumar, thanks for very quick response.
        How to proceed next so the all these cases are handled in minimum time slots and least nr of visits at the nearest PSK.

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Yes, just register online at Passport Website and create applications for all the above and book slots at nearest PSK. Online System is quite good

  12. Upasana

    I am applying for Reissue of my passport. Usually, how many days does it take to get the passport in hand after finishing appointment. Do I have to go to passport office again to get my passport or it is couriered to my address?

  13. Abhinav Dixit

    Sir, I have lost my passport & applied for re-issue of passport. My question is this weather the passport number will be changed or it remains the same as it was on old passport? Please reply. Thank,s.

  14. Rajiv Kale

    Hi,

    I have a question on Indian passport renewal/re-issue while abroad in the US.
    Student on F1 visa in US . Passport validity is about to expire in next 8 months however stay in the US is going to be for another 2 years to complete education and OPT.
    Will renewal/re-issue from within US gives new book and new passport number?
    If so, how does it work because I-94 and other US government documents track the student with passport number of the book which is going to expire soon.
    I imagine maintaining same passport number would have been ideal and seamless for travel, H-1B applications and so on. Isn’t it?

    Thanks
    Rajiv

  15. SUKHJINDER SINGH GILL

    I WANT TO RENEW MY PASSPORT. I GOT MARRIED IN 2014 ,IS IT COMPULSORY TO MENTION SPOUSE NAME AS I DIDN’T HAVE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TILL. AND SECOND THING IS MY PASSPORT OFFICE IS AMRITSAR & PRESENTLY I AM STAYING IN GURGAON,IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I GOT MY PASSPORT RENEWED FROM GURGAON OFFICE?

  16. Ashish

    Hi Kumar,
    we’re planning to get the the passports renewed for our kids (both minor), primarily for change of address. However, for my daughter (5+), we need change in name as well, plz suggest if there is any special requirement in terms of supporting documents….

    thanks i advance, for all your help.
    Best,
    As

  17. Vijay

    My current passport is expiring in March-2017. I will be travelling to India during Jan-2017 for couple of weeks during which I am going to re-issue my passport in Tatkal process. My address has changed from my current passport and I have been residing at the new address since less than a year. These are the docs the docAdvisor tool suggested me:
    1. Copy of current passport
    2. Address proof
    3. Non-ECR document

    My questions is:
    – Do I need to carry annexure F and annexure I for tatkal although they are not suggested by DocAdvisor?
    – Will a police verification be required in my case (due to address change)? If required, can I travel before the police verification is complete?

    Thanks

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Vijay,
      – Not sure about Annexure F. You should follow Doc Advisor, alternatively you can call the customer service.
      – Technically no, there was a rule passed last year that address verification is not mandatory, but it is up to their discretion to do it as needed. As long as you have new passport, I guess you can travel. The process is something that happens in the background.

    2. Udita

      I just went through this process. You will need Annexure F for a Tatkal application (I didn’t take one and had to go back again). Since your address has changed you will have police verification. Passport for me arrived in 48 hrs. With that in hand I went to the police station to request them to come and do the verification (they came the next day)

  18. Shaik Aftab Ahmed

    My passport validity was going to be expires on june-2017 and i need to renewal my passport.
    But my present and permanent address(district also changed but state is same) which was mentioned in passport was changed and my present address was mentioned in aadhaar card.

    Kindly instruct where i have to approach means which district passport office i have to be approach(old one or present one) and what was the documents required.

    kindly inform

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Shaik,
      You will need to go to your nearest PSK, which is better for processing as the process is straightforward and simple. I do not know how it work with the districts and other aspects. You can follow the process described above.

  19. rup

    Hey there,

    Recently got my birth certificate and found the place of birth is different than the one in the passport. I got my passport in 2005 and I live outside India for almost 7 years now. I am having a really hard time figuring it out from where to start.

    I have renewed my passport few years back with the Embassy here and didn’t see the error then to change.

    I would request you, if you could answer my questions as soon as possible.

    1. I live in Asia and for last 7 years and for at least a year I will not be able to come back to india, therefore can I able to re-issue my passport with the place of birth changed in the passport at the Indian Embassy here?

    2. If yes or no, what documents do I need to provide them with in here or in India?

    3. How long will it take to reissue the passport with the said error in India?

    4. How much is the fee for this service in India?

    Thank you for your time.
    rup

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      rup,
      1. Yes, it should be possible at Indian embassy near your place.
      2. You will need to check embassy website on the exact process and documents required. Usually, it is your birth certificate for sure.
      3. Cannot speak as it varies by country, check with the embassy
      4. In India, it is normal passport re-issue with change, about 1500 INR.

  20. Shahana

    I am currently living in Lucknow for some time but I want my passport reissued on Aligarh address from Lucknow . Do I need to go Ghaziabad PSK or I can go to Lucknow PSK

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      You should go to the PSK around the place where you live and give your current address proofs. You cannot get other address from current address on the passport…as they may do verification based on discretion of passport office…

  21. Anonymous

    Hi.

    I’ve received my passport on a post police verification basis.
    The passport has arrived. The police verification was done as well and he took the signature of my 2 neighbours.
    My question is, can i travel with this passport or do i need to wait for a clear status with regards to the police verification? How does it work?
    If i can’t travel and have to wait for the clear status, how does post verification even matter!

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Police verification is something that is related to government process… As long as you have your passport with you, you are free to travel…if police verification turns out to be bad, then you may be informed on further process…

      1. Anuj

        Thanks for your reply.
        So Kumar, when I arrive at the airport, I won’t be told that I can’t leave because police verification is pending still?
        Although please note, like I said, the physical verification has already been done. But I haven’t received a clear or an adverse status.

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Anuj,
          From your perspective, what matters is your passport at hand….the process is something that goes in the background. You can call customer service to get clarification.

  22. GOPI

    My passport is expiring on17-jan- 2017 I applied for the renew and this time my martial status got changed to married. But I am not having marriage certificate. Could you pls guide the alternative proof for that

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Gopi,
      You need to get that marriage certificate, I am afraid, the alternates like going to regional court and getting document from them, etc is much more complicated…you can check passport website for specifics on the other certificates.

  23. GOPI

    My passport is expiring on Jan-17-2017 I’m going to applying for the renew and this time my martial status got changed to married. But I am not having marriage certificate. Could you pls guide the alternative proof for that (Aadhar, Voter- Based on our Surname)……Any Suggestion please.

  24. Pooja Agarwala

    Hi,
    My kids passports have expired in oct 2016. Kindly let me know if it is in renewal state or I should submit a new application.
    Thanks.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Pooja,
      Actually, it does not matter…you need to create a new application and select re-issue when you create the application on passport website.

  25. Venky

    I am applying for a renewal of passport since the validity is expiring in 10 months. I have checked the documents i need to carry. But i am not clear if i need to click and take recent passport size photos or will it be taken at the Passport seva kendra directly. Does anyone here know this?

  26. Senthil

    We need to get a Reissue passport for my son. We live in Coimbatore now but the old passport for him was taken from the Trichy passport office. Should we go to the Trichy passport office again for the reissue or else can we go to the Coimbatore passport office itself.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Senthil,
      You do not need to go to old place. You should apply for passport re-issue from the place and PSK nearest to your current residence. You should provide proof of current address as well.

  27. Vinil Reddy

    My passport is expiring on May 8, 2018 and I’d be in US by then. Right now, I’m on a vacation in India. Please let me know whether I can apply for a new passport during my stay here.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Vinil,
      You cannot apply before 1 year of expiry. The easy thing is to apply at Indian High Commission, close to the place you live in US.

  28. Anurima

    Dear Sir,
    I will be re-issuing my passport on account of the recent expiry of old passport (five year validity; issued when I was a minor). The website states that no additional documents will be needed apart from my old passport and self attested photocopies of its front and back pages. Is this accurate? What other documents or proofs might I need as as undergraduate student? There are no changes in my residential address or other personal details.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Anurima,
      You can stick to the suggestions in document advisor on passport website. Either case, You will need your current address proof and maybe study certificate from the school, if needed.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Harshita,
      You will need that document for sure. There are some alternatives like getting certificate from court, which is indicated on passport website. But, in all reality, I suggest that you get your marriage certificate done…it is required for you in the long run. In fact, recently, my relatives got their marriage certificate 15 years after marriage to avoid issues with getting passport and other aspects.

  29. siva

    sir,

    My daughters (minor) passport is going to expire by jan 2017.My husband is in abroad. what documents do i need to produce from my side . my passport has my husbands name n in his mine. it will take more time to get affidivits from my husband. so i need to produce affidivits from here. please guide me in what documents i need to get ready with, to submit at passport seva kendra.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      siva,
      You will need sworn affidavit from your husband by visiting his nearest Indian High commission and Annexure H signed by him. You will need these documents for sure besides birth certificates and current address proof.

  30. vishnu

    Dear Sir,

    My Son passport expired 2 months back. My wife and my son are scheduled to travel in 2 weeks. would I face any hassles – parent consent (my son is minor) ? also one address proof is sufficient? (online bank stmt for 1 year)? also is the passport reissue in this case? Thank you!

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      vishnu,
      Typically, if one is minor, both parents have to be present…or have sworn affidavit signed by you and annexure H, if you are abroad…You can call the customer serivce to get confirmation. Yes, it is a re-issue.

  31. Rajeswari

    Hi,
    I took my passport before marriage that time I added my surname as my father name. After my marriage my name has added to husband’s passport as spouse by showing marriage certificate. But added my husband name as surname.
    Now
    My passport – surname as father
    My husband passport – surname as husband
    is this issue?
    by showing both of our passport we took passport for our daughter. now we would like to take passport for our son.
    My husband got H1B lottery this year 2016.
    Is above mentioned surname issue? or no issue? Please guide.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Rajeswari,
      I do not think it should matter…you already have got your daughter passport, it is the same process now for your son. No, H1B lottery has no relationship with it and will not have issue. To avoid issues, I suggest you get your passport re-issued with the new Surname from your husband, it should be easy and stratight forward process.

  32. Naga Sandeep Gunda

    My passport is expiring on 2017 I applied for the renew and this time my martial status got changed to married. But I am not having marriage certificate. Could you pls guide the alternative proof for that

    1. Naga Sandeep Gunda

      My passport is expiring on 2017 I applied for the renew and this time my martial status got changed to married. But I am not having marriage certificate. Could you pls guide the alternative proof for that

      1. Prahlada

        Hi, for reissue, you no need to show any proofs to endorse your spouse details in your passport, that’s what psk guys told me, however tomorrow is my appointment, I will clarify by tomorrow EOD..I’m also married but no marriage certificate..

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Prahlada,
          Marriage Certificate is mandatory for endorsing spouse name, in case you do not have it, you need to get something that is given by court regarding your marriage. All these details and required documents are listed as per document advisor on passport office website. I have also applied myself and they are mandatory.

          1. Gautam

            My passport is expiring in 7 months validity. When I apply for the renewal, Do passport number will get changed on the new book?????

  33. Binod kumar kamat

    thank you for your valuable advice ,
    I am residing in japan and i have problem is that in my passport my name is printed with father name and spouse name is printed along with my name and address is also to be change so i want to ask you want kind of document required ? Is marriage certificate require ? I have aadhar , voter id card . It is possible to make passport in Japan contacting with indian embassy ?

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